The markets are far from efficient right now, with several undervalued stocks that boast historically-stable cash flows, scandal-free operations, and a robust profitability profile, relegated to the background. Most of the column inches and headlines are reserved for hyper-growth stocks and exciting recovery plays.
Post-pandemic, the outlook for several exceptional stocks remains pessimistic because of unforeseen losses and difficulties, offering investors access an attractive entry point previously unavailable available during their best years.
Today’s most prolific traders and investors have repeatedly shown that a well-informed value investing trading strategy can result in a very profitable career. Long-term and income investors covet undervalued stocks that gives them access to stable fundamentals, growth prospects and a steady income.
The following seven companies are excellent examples of mature enterprises trading at a discount:
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) BP (NYSE:BP) ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K) Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)
Undervalued Stocks to Watch: Delta Air Lines (DAL) Source: EQRoy / Shutterstock.com
By several accounts, Delta Air Lines is one of the largest U.S. carriers. Due to its premium offerings, credit card partnerships, and impressive cost-cutting measures, the legacy carrier survived one of the toughest times in its history last year, albeit with some help from billions of dollars in government stimulus money.
Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.58.
- [By Max Byerly]
Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday.
Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)
Focus Media Holding Limited, a multi- platform digital media company, operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual digital displays in China. It operates out-of-home advertising network based on the number of locations and flat-panel television displays in its network. The company, through its multi-platform digital advertising network, reaches urban consumers at locations and point-of-interests over various media formats, including audiovisual television displays in buildings and stores, advertising poster frames, outdoor light-emitting diode digital billboards, and Internet advertising platforms. As of June 30, 2010, its digital out-of-home advertising network had approximately 142,000 LCD displays in its LCD display network and approximately 275,000 advertising in-elevator poster and digital frames, installed in approximately 90 cities. The company also provides Internet marketing solutions; and sells software licenses and services, primarily including Adf orward software. Focus Media Holding Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.7% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $94.25 and was trading at $96.38 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel changes in its share price.
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.
Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)
Insperity, Inc., (“Insperity”) provides an array of human resources (“HR”) and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Since our formation in 1986, we have evolved from being solely a professional employer organization (“PEO”), an industry we pioneered, to our current position as a comprehensive business performance solutions provider.
Our long-term strategy is to provide the best small and medium-sized businesses in the United States with our specialized human resources service offering and to leverage our buying power and expertise to provide additional valuable services to clients. Advisors’ Opinion:
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In the human-resources business for more than 30 years, Insperity (NYSE: NSP) is profitable and growing. It has benefitted from seeing the need for outsourcing the human resources function early and executing consistently. Employing a software-with-a-service (SwaS) model, Insperity acts almost as a consultant: SwaS companies don’t just “rent” software (like software-as-a-service companies do) but rather rent software together with embedded support service. SwaS companies can observe their clients and see when and where they’re having issues — and then proactively helping them solve these issues. Further, Insperity offers data analytics and it also plans to continue marketing predictive data analytics to its clients.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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